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naraku KOTB   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 3:42am
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Figured it be time to get some more but don't know anything about it. I need more ram right now but don't know anything about it besides it makes yur computer fast. Right now i have a 256 ram and want to get at least a 512. What should i do.
NoClanFrank    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 3:46am
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You have to be more specific and the type of RAM you currently have and what RAM your motherboard supports.
Without any other information I would just tell you to get RAM that has a case latency of 2 or less.
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naraku KOTB   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 3:49am
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That's what I want to know How do I found out? Sorry bout my ignorance on this. should I open up my refrigerator sized PC and look around for it?
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NoClanFrank    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 3:54am
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Did you build the PC yourself or was it store bought. Usually when it's store bought, the specs are available on their web site. Well I know they are for HPs.
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NoClanFrank    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 4:07am
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You can also try downloading this program which will tell you what you currently have:

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system

Sorry for the delay in posting this, the phone rang. LOL
Why do I find that funny?
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NoClanFrank    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 4:15am
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I was just looking at their site and they seem to have a better program that might give you all the information you need:

PC WIZARD 2006 is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

Sophie, what the heck are you going on about?
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Hapa Hanu   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 4:50am
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Quoting NoClanFrank
Sorry for the delay in posting this, the phone rang. LOL
Why do I find that funny?

I had a phone call the other day, most unusual:

caller: Hello!

Hapa Hanu: Duuuuuuh, waaaaazup?

caller: This is an appliace survey, do you have a minute?

Hapa Hanu: Duuuuuuh, OK...

caller: Do you have a refrigerator and is it running?

Hapa Hanu: Yah.

caller: You better run after it and catch it!

phone: * click *

Back on topic...

Lets see... for MACs... to find out how much RAM I have... um... er... ooooooo...

I click one icon which is available directly from the desktop... select one item from the drop down menu...

Ah! There it is! Piece o' cake!

I have 1 GB of DDR RAM in my 17" PowerBook G4 lappy.

Extra RAM is great for any computer and its cheap too! (disclaimer: some memory chips are cheap)
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naraku KOTB   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 5:08am
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i got it from the tv... called systemmax we called the palce and they sent it to us. its a generic version of the good computers.
Ugly Donkey   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 5:15am
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if u know anything about the insides of a computer then, just power down, and unplug ur computer, and pull out ur.. one stick of ram and look for a sticker with a serial number or a seriers of numbers on it, then write the numbers down.

rinsert the ram, plug in, and reboot ur machine.. then just go into google and google the numbers u wrote down. u should find a site that has the specifications of the ram u currently have. this will also allow u to pretty much decide what kind of ram u are able to buy for pc.

if i didnt make any sence im srry.. its been a long day
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T-M-I-N-E   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 5:20am
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This should tell you what kind of ram you have (and therefore what you need). SiSoft Sandra Lite

It should tell you what you need to know but as I dont have it currently installed I can't state that as fact. However, I dont recommend stuff that hasn't worked for me.
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Ugly Donkey   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 7:30am
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its all the same
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Assman15    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 12:38pm
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Your current RAM should have a sticker on it telling you what type it is. At 256MB it's probably a single stick of 184-pin DDR SDRAM or 168-pin SDRAM. Though it's not required that you do, I reccomend getting the same speed as your current RAM, which ranges anywhere from PC 100 (extremely slow) to PC 8500 (fastest out there). If you want to PM me I'd be happy to give you my MSN/AIM/YIM and help out further.
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goober   Posted 22nd Apr 2006 3:12pm
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Sophie, first off, 1GB RAM is 1024 MB, not 100 MB, second off, RAM has absoulutly nothing to do with how fast you connect to the internet...
I map stuff. Sometimes.
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Assman15    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 4:31pm
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Unless your the type of person who must have the latest and greatest hardware (which from the sound of it you're not) I highly doubt your RAM is DDR2 at PC 8000 as you claim. The RAM itself is on average $250 (for a single stick of 1024). I'm sure finding a motherboard that supports it would be difficult too. My guess is you either misread something or you're trying to sound like you know what you're talking about.
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sobe    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 8:21pm
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Notice her Computer 1 Details in her profile! lol CPU #1! lol

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512M 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail - $229

But yea, I am running a single 512MB PC3200(DDR400) stick of Kingston RAM I'm happy, lol
1GB coming within next month XD lol
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NoClanFrank    Posted 22nd Apr 2006 8:56pm
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sobe did you bother reading the details on the "Cas Latency" it states that it's a Cas Latency of 5. Are you sure you know what you think you are doing?

CAS Latency: What is It?

2nd Edit:
Ups and Downs-Memory Timings Put to the Test

The second one involves a lot of reading but it is well worth it if you are shopping for RAM.
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